This complex story needs some explanation. From 1995 Peace Accords Bosnia and Herzegovina a The three-member federal presidency. It always has someone Serbian, By Croatian And from moslimafkomst. Dodik is the president of Serbian descent. Under this, the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of two autonomous states: Republika Srpska (not to be confused with the Serbian republic, its larger neighbor Serbia) and the state comprising Croatians and Muslims.
This highly complex system is supposed to maintain the balance between the three largest population groups in Bosnia and has been relatively successful until recently. At Dodik’s instigation, the Bosnian Serbs are now pushing for more autonomy and the United States fears – with Russia’s support – that they want to destabilize the whole of Bosnia and the Balkans in this way.
It brings back bad memories of the civil war between three groups of people in the country. From 1991 to 1995, 100,000 people were killed. The massacre of Bosnian Serbian militants among Muslims in Sarajevo provoked NATO intervention in the summer of 1995 and forced the Serbs to sign the Dayton Peace Accord.
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